Dental care expenses can add up quickly, holding you back from getting the treatment you need. At Docklands Dental Studio, we don’t want finances to prevent you from getting dental care, so we’ve partnered with zipMoney to offer affordable payment plans for all our patients. Now you can get the care you need, without […]
Bacteria thrive in dark, moist places such as your mouth. There are approximately 600 types of bacteria hiding within your mouth. The buildup of these bacteria can lead to gum disease, tooth decay, bad breath, and other dental conditions. This is why proper dental hygiene is so important. You may be thinking, this doesn’t […]
Halitosis, more commonly referred to as bad breath, is the result of many factors. Things like enjoying stinky foods, bacteria residing on your tongue, improper brushing and flossing, and poor dental hygiene are just a few causes worth mentioning. Bad breath can be embarrassing, but by following these five tips, you can easily reduce […]
Most of us are pretty knowledgeable when it comes to our oral health. We know what foods are the worst for contributing to cavities and we know what our daily oral health routine should include. Despite knowing the basics, you might be surprised by some of the common misperceptions we frequently encounter. Here are […]
Even among licensed dentists, there is quite a range out there when it comes to quality. This is true of all professions, of course, but as a patient you have the wonderful privilege of being able to choose your dental provider. So how can you tell the difference between a so-so dentist and a […]
How are your genes?
If you’re one of the lucky few who’ve never had a cavity, congratulations, because you’ve won the oral health edition of the genetic lottery. Most of us, however, are not so lucky, and our teeth and gums possess only average resistance to decay and infection.
If you’ve never given a thought to […]
If you’ve ever woken slowly to find a tightness in your jaw, or your mouth firmly clamped shut—you might benefit from a night guard. Teeth grinding or jaw clenching is known as bruxism, and it can damage your teeth. Many people are unaware they suffer from this condition, as it often happens solely when you are […]
We might think of our body health and oral health as separate battlegrounds, but the truth is that they are incredibly connected. We understand now that there is a connection between chronic oral health conditions and heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and arthritis. For example, the same bacteria that causes gum disease, streptococcus mutans, has […]
You’d be lying if you said you’ve never had bad breath (halitosis). For example, “morning breath” is unavoidable for most people, as a natural result of reduced saliva production overnight. Certain strong-smelling foods leave an odor in the mouth as well, such as garlic, onions, and curry.
But bad breath should always be monitored, as it […]
Are you a compulsive cruncher?
Healthy teeth are strong little structures, but, just like diamonds and marble, they can crack. For those of us with a crunching addiction, cracks to our teeth are a very real risk of those satisfyingly hard, crunchy snacks we love so much. Almonds, popcorn, sunflower seeds in the shell—these snacks […]